Dec 25, 2012 6:00pm PST
, including a bushmaster 223, the same kind of weapon used in the newtown, connecticut, school shooting. two firefighters were killed. seven homes across the water behind me were lost in the fire. investigators searching the crime scene are looking for any clues as to why the gunman did this. spangler had violent pass. he spent 17 years in prison for killing his grand mother with a hammer. he moved back in 1998, sharing this home with his sister. investigators found a body in his home and believe it may have been his sister. >> we believe it may have met foul play, programs by spangler. >> reporter: at the firehouse h con dole lenses and letters of support continue to pour in around the world and two families are forced to spend christmas making funeral arrangements. >> that's terrible. >>> some young victims got a special house call this christmas. lionel shafaro put on and red suit and went around brooklyn donating toys to people who were displaced by sandy. >> i can't imagine how that would have been. if somebody took their toys away. >> reporter: he give present to about 150 kids. f
Dec 26, 2012 4:00am PST
same kind of military rifle used in the connecticut school massacre. he left behind a chilling note. >> reporter: the christmas eve fire in western new york burned seven homes to the ground, but police say william spangler wanted to do much worse. he planned to burn down the entire neighborhood and "do what i like doing best, killing people." the 62-year-old shot at firefighters from a nearby bank. he killed two of them before taking his own life. police found his note and three guns, including a bushmaster rifle, similar to the weapon used m connecticut school shooting. >> he is a convicted felon. he had murdered his grandmother in 1980. he bludgeoned her to death with a hammer. >> reporter: he served 17 years in prison, and after being released moved in with his sisters. investigators found the body in the charred rubble of his home and believe it could be his sister's. the firehouse has opened up its private medical for the men killed. people are leaving behind mrourz flowers and notes of thanks to honor the firefighters who lost their lives. 19-year-old thomas was filling in for
Dec 25, 2012 5:30pm PST
same make and caliber ol the one used in the school shootings in connecticut. the newtown shootings and yesterday's ambush have fueled the debate over gun control. but while that debate intensifies, something else is spiking-- gun sales. chip reid has a look. >> at gun shows across the nation this past weekend, people stood in line hoping to get eheir hands on an a.r.-15, the military style rifle used in the newtown, connecticut, school shooting. there's been a run on a.r.-15s at gun stores, too. rick friedman owns r.t.s.p. in randolph, new jersey. >> i normally sell about 15 or 20 a month. i've sold 30 in the last three days. >> reporter: the reason he says is clear. >> because people want to make sure they can own them legally hefore they have that "right" ntken away. >> reporter: the white house said after the newtown shooting atic president obama supports a ban on assault weapons proposed by california democratic senator dianne feinstein. getting it through congress quickly is highly unlikely, but the mere mention of a ban is enough to send sales soaring. and it's not just guns.
Dec 25, 2012 5:00pm PST
bushmaster 323, the same kind of weapon used in the connecticut school shooting. four people were killed, two died. seven homes across the water behind me were lost in the fire. investigators searching the crime scenes are looking for any clues why the gunman did that. he had a violent past. he spent 17 years in prison for killing his grandmother with a hammer. he got out in 1998 and moved back to this neighborhood sharing a home with his sister cheryl. investigators found a charred body in the hoped and police fear it may have been her. >> reporter: con dole lenses and letters of support continue to pour in from around the world and two families are forced to spend christmas making funeral angments. in western new york, tatiana anderson, cbs 5. >>> in vallejo, a car that police say was involved in a street race hit a man in a crosswalk. that man who was in his 40s was sent flying 100 feet and is now in critical condition. the driver didn't stop. investigators are now looking for a black nineties honda civic with front end damage. >>> firefighters spent christmas eve putting out a